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When thinking about consumption topics such as massive production competition prodigality and surplus come to my mind Nowadays Consumption becomes a large part of peoples lives It has penetrated into every aspect of our culture and society Consumption Matthew Barney and Andrea Zittel are two artists that have been doing art that relates to those topics of Consumption Through the works Cremaster 3 and Living Unit the two artists are either trying to convey the facts about the consumption in nowadays society or criticize the undesirable problems of the consumer worldMatthew Barney produced Cremaster 3 in 2002 It became the last film from his film project The Cremaster Cycle completed between 1994-2002 The characters from Cremaster 3 could all be referred to an ancient Masonic myth of Hiram Abiffs death Hiram Abiff Messiah of the Freemasons In the original story Hiram Abiff was appointed to be the chief architect and master mason of the construction of Solomons temple Before the completion of the temple he was threatened by three of his fellows for the secrets of a master mason Hiram Abiff Messiah of the Freemasons Abiff refused to reveal the secret and eventually he was killed by one of the fellows However In Cremaster 3 Barney reversed the original story to a great extent The plot of Cremaster 3 begins with renascence of Abiff who is played by an actress instead of a man In an abandoned undergroundcave Abiff slowly crawls out of the soil Then she is found by the Chrysler workers and moved to the Chrysler Building Cremaster 3 The apprentice played by Barney himself implies the three fellows in the original story The apprentice has misbehaved in his examination and tried to vandalize the structure of the Building Cremaster 3 Afterward the apprentice has caught by the security men in the horserace court and his teeth are all smashed Then he is escorted to
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